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Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager (Financial Times Series)
Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager (Financial Times Series)
by Lars Kroijer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just about money, 5 Oct. 2010
Starting to read Lars Kroijer's 'Money Mavericks', I expected it to be a rather boring book about finance, and not a very suitable read for a literary person like me. It wasn't boring, far from it. This is a really interesting and exciting book about a young entrepreneur building an impressive hedge fund company, starting with two almost empty hands.

The book is very pedagogic, explaining much of the hard work and analysis behind successful hedge funds and how they work, and is surely an excellent read for anyone wanting to know more about hedge funds. For me, however, the thrill of the read was the representation of the personal development of the hedge fund manager himself. Kroijer accurately depicts the difficult life of a true entrepreneur and his personal reactions to the strain and workload.

I can recommend this book not only to business students, but to anyone looking for an interesting biography.Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager (Financial Times Series)


Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction
Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction
by Patricia Highsmith
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting poetics with autobiographical insights, 9 Aug. 2010
This famous suspense fiction writer gives an excellent insight into how successful suspense fiction can be planned and constructed. She keeps a rather rugged style which never flirts with the reader, which I find refreshing. The book is most interesting for both new writers and those who wish to change genre.

Of even more interest, though, is the autobiographical insights one gets into the life of Highsmith. She generously exposes both her successes and flops. I loved this book!


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